Shifting the dial on the outback booze culture

Shan Goodwin
Updated July 7 2022 - 12:50pm, first published April 16 2022 - 9:00am
POWERFUL MESSAGE: Sober in the Country founder Shanna Whan, named the 2022 Australian of the Year local hero, speaking about the shift that is starting to occur around the alcohol coversation in the bush at the recent Northern Territory Cattlemens' Association conference in Darwin.

THE story of the little bush charity leading social change around alcohol use in the bush, and its founder who was this year given the local hero Australian of the Year award, is now widely known in agricultural circles.

Shan Goodwin

Shan Goodwin

National Agriculture Writer - Beef

Shan Goodwin steers ACM’s national coverage of the beef industry. Shan has worked as a journalist for 30 years, the majority of that with agricultural publications. She spent many years as The Land’s North Coast reporter and has visited beef properties and stations throughout the country and overseas. She treats all breeds equally.